10+ Free Line Tracing Worksheets: Easy Print!

Looking for some free line tracing worksheets for your preschool kids or kindergarten kids?

The below printable tracing worksheets are overflowing with straight lines, vertical lines, dotted lines, horizontal lines, zigzag lines, swirly lines…well you get the point. There are a lot of lines!

Your kids will love all of the adorable pictures to color, lines and trace, and fun way! 

But these printables aren’t all about fun, there is a very important skill being taught.

Little learners need to develop the fine motor control, hand-eye coordination, and visual-spatial skills to accomplish this task.  

Some kids will take to this first step quickly and soar on to other writing skills. Others will need a lot more practice and encouragement to move on to writing letters.

But stick with it because tracing is a foundational skill that will help your child in so many future areas. Whether it is tracing to learn proper letter formation or shape tracing for math, this skill is going to keep coming up. 

The tracing exercises below will help your kindergarten student or younger child nail this skill and move on to their next goal!

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Have your student help each butterfly find its way to the flower. 

Provide lots of verbal encouragement and make sure they know you are not expecting perfection. 

But do tell your student that slow, small movements will help them much more than rushed work. 

Finish by coloring each of the butterflies and flowers in bright colors.

Is your kid into butterflies? Check out 27 Butterfly Activities for Preschool

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Does your kid like a good race?

Tell them to take these go-karts for a spin!

Trace the lines from left to right to the waving flags to help the cars win the race!

Consider getting out some toy cars and having a race of your own.

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Here is another horizontal line worksheet that is perfect for your preschool or kindergartener.

To help the monkey get a banana, your student will have to trace the line from left to right!

Afterward, color in each of the images for some more fun.

Which silly monkey is your kid’s favorite?

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It’s time to take to the sky!

Have your student trace these curved, diagonal lines to help these jets reach the sky!

This will be slightly more challenging than the straight lines, so encourage your little learners to take their time and do their best.

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These short vertical lines are a little bit shorter and therefore easier for kids to manage.

Your student will love adding the sticks to each of the popsicles! Encourage them to color them in all different flavors after completing the sheet.

It wouldn’t hurt to have a real popsicle afterwards!

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Uh, oh! The bears are coming for your picnic baskets! 

Can your student help each bear snag a tasty snack from the baskets?

These vertical lines are longer and a little more of a challenge. 

Regular pencils were not necessarily made for small hands, so consider getting a proper pencil grip for better pencil control.

If your child doesn’t like it or it feels awkward in their hand, try using a chunky pencil instead. 

Having the correct writing tool may make all the difference in the work they are able to do.

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Enough of the straight lines, let’s take a pirate adventure with some jagged, wavy, zigzag lines!

Your kids will have a blast helping each of these swash-buckling pirates find their treasure.

Ask them which pirates are their favorite.

I am a really big fan of sheet protectors or dry erase pockets. Kids love to use them because it means they can be trusted with dry erase markers (be smart and invest in the washable ones).

Protectors are particularly useful with these printable tracing worksheets. 

You only have to print them once, and then you can repeat the fun activities over and over again. If your kid makes a mistake, you can just wipe it clean and start over. No mess, no fuss!

If your kid enjoys this pirate activity, they can do it over and over again without stressing your printer. 

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This would be a great activity to do while you’re learning about animals.

Ask your child to connect each animal to it’s own kind. Which animal is their favorite? 

Ask them which line was the most difficult. Which one was easy? Erase and have them redo one or two if necessary. 

Encourage them to move the paper as they trace, if that helps.

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Things are getting a little screwy around here!

Can your student trace all of these wild lines? 

As an added challenge, can they make their own dotted line for you to trace?

If you have a preschool-age kid who just wants to scribble and they dissolve into tears when you try to coax them into tracing a line…consider tabling this skill for a few months…or longer.

It’s not worth it to force them beyond their developmental abilities. You will get frustrated and they will burn out. 

Early education is important, but when done incorrectly, it can be harmful to a kid’s confidence, self-talk, and natural love of learning.

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These lines are like rolling ocean waves. 

Have your student trace each of the lines and then have them color the ocean creatures swimming through the water. 

They will find a seahorse, fish, whale, turtle, and octopus in the waves.

For an added challenge, ask the child to make their own wavy lines between the dotted lines. 

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What kid doesn’t love puppies?

To complete, have your student carefully trace all of the lines to get the puppy to its favorite toy.

If the child struggles, it might help to turn the paper so it is horizontal.

Lastly, color all the puppies and toys.

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This is the final worksheet in this preschool worksheet packet.

All of the snakes need to be behind bars. Their crime is…well, just being a snake.

The first window has simple lines to trace, but the next one has a missing bar.

Each window gets more and more challenging until the student has to draw all the lines without help from dotted lines.

This is a great last activity before bridging into more challenging exercises.

Finish by coloring the snakes.

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I hope you and your student really enjoy these printable activities and they help make tracing fun!

Nailing down these essential skills will give your kid such a head start on tracing letters and making the basic strokes of letters.

Don’t forget my earlier tips about a pencil grip, page protector, and making sure the assignment is appropriate for your child.

Feel free to share this resource with all of your teaching and homeschool friends!

And you move towards learning the letters of the alphabet, be sure to come back to my Activities and Printables Tab. It is full of free printable worksheets for all of the letters!

New worksheets are regularly released. You will find tracing sheets, coloring pages, play dough mats, printable crafts, and more!

For more fine motor activities, check out these printables:

Lowercase Letter Tracing Worksheets

Cursive Alphabet Tracing

Heart Tracing Worksheets

Word Tracing Worksheets

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